This 5-acre walled garden is run on organic principles. Originally serving the nearby Duncombe Estate, it is now a therapeutic space with a fantastic productive garden, yielding fruit and vegetables for the adjacent café and for sale in the community. There is a cutting garden, vast herbaceous borders and a memorial garden to Alison Ticehurst who saved the garden from neglect in 1994. Located in the heart of the Howardian Hills, it is a focal point in the beautiful market town of Helmsley, which is just an easy walk from nearby Rievaulx Abbey and Terrace.
Arrive 10AM to be greeted by the Garden Manager, staff and volunteers. There will be an introductory talk, followed by a guided tour of the garden. Following a break for refreshment, attendees will be able to pick a bouquet of flowers to take home. The garden will be closed to the public on this day, so attendees will be at liberty to enjoy (and picnic in) the garden until 2PM.
The cost of this visit is £20 per person including the flowers.
Take a picnic and a drink or visit the adjacent Vine House Café.
Please bring suitable footwear, hat etc. and secateurs if you wish to cut flowers. Bring a bucket or vase to carry your flowers home in water.